December 5, 2019 Shawinigan, Quebec Parks Canada Agency
Parks Canada’s destinations form important cornerstones for Canada’s tourism industry, and the Agency is committed to providing visitors with high-quality and meaningful experiences and to support tourism in communities across the country. La Mauricie National Park is a gateway to nature and represents the very best that Canada has to offer Canadians.
The park opens on December 7 for a new winter season and a year of celebration. For nearly 50 years, the park has been an outstanding natural playground for fans of cross-country skiing, Nordic walking and snowshoeing. Before the festivities marking the park’s 50thanniversary officially launch in 2020, Parks Canada has a new offer that is sure to please winter sports lovers.
Trail No. 2, which has been closed for several years, will once again be accessible. Twelve kilometres will be added to the network of marked cross-country ski trails for a total of 92 kilometres. The reopening of this trail will allow experienced cross-country skiers to complete loops of 19.5 km to 42.5 km.
In addition, the popular La Pêche Shelter was rebuilt and expanded. And let’s not forget that visitors can also enjoy six winter hiking trails totalling almost 60 km.
To make the most of their experience at La Mauricie National Park, visitors are encouraged to plan their stay by visiting La Mauricie National Park’s website and Facebook page (MauricieNP), and downloading the Parks Canada app.